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18 Best Places to Travel in June

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The weather inches into the beginning of summer or winter to demonstrate one of the best months of the year to explore around the world and experience your perfect trip with our list of the best 18 destinations to visit in June.

Enjoy local heritage during festivals and celebrations, find gorgeous beaches, lush rainforests, and glorious countryside. Delight in the cusp of summer in the Northern Hemisphere or explore the edges of winter in the Southern Hemisphere to find your perfect experience.

From iconic history to charismatic wildlife, you can customize your vacation to include only those things you want to see and do. While our travel specialists can personalize a trip to any of the regions we serve, this list offers some of the best options for the month of June.

Overview

  1. 1. Italy
  2. 2. Greece
  3. 3. Spain
  4. 4. Portugal
  5. 5. Switzerland
  6. 6. Sweden
  7. 7. Norway
  8. 8. Finland
  9. 9. France
  10. 10. United Kingdom
  11. 11. Peru
  12. 12. Kenya
  13. 13. South Africa
  14. 14. Rwanda
  15. 15. Zambia
  16. 16. Fiji
  17. 17. Turkey
  18. 18. New Zealand
  19. Plan Your Trip for June

1. Italy

San Gimignano in Tuscany, Italy

San Gimignano, Italy

Temperatures: Low 59° F | High 81° F

Highlights: Warm weather, culture, cuisine, beaches, museums, ancient ruins

Other recommended travel times: February | March | May | September | October | December

From the Alps to the Ionian, Italy in June is soaked in sunlight. The summer blankets the landscape with beauty featuring lush Tuscan hills, beaches with golden pebbles, and vineyards glinting with ripening grapes.

As warm weather turns Italy into a feast for the senses with locals indulging in the sweet life of outdoor cafes, hiking the golden hills of Umbria or relaxing beneath a lounge umbrella on the shore, the crowds also grow around the popular attractions, especially in Rome, Florence, and Venice.

Learn more: Italy Tours & Vacations | Italy Travel Guide

2. Greece

Athena Pronaia Temple in Delphi, Greece

Delphi, Greece

Temperatures: Low 69° F | High 83° F

Highlights: Warm weather, culture, beaches, museums, cuisine, ancient ruins

Other recommended travel times: May | July | September | October

Greece is a vision of beauty and ancient wonder, with June bringing warm weather perfect for exploring the beaches, islands, and mainland beauty. The famous Mediterranean sunlight stretches from the Pindus Mountains in the north to the southern shores of Greece.

Whether searching for remains of the infamous labyrinth of Knossos, hiking the trails along Olympus, witnessing the layered colors of a Santorini sunset, or indulging in the soothing ambiance of a Paros beach, June in Greece is immersive.

Learn more: Greece Tours & Vacations | Greece Travel Guide

3. Spain

Cala d'Hort beach in Ibiza, Spain

Ibiza, Spain

Temperatures: Low 61° F | High 83° F

Highlights: Warm weather, culture, beaches, museums, cuisine

Other recommended travel times: January | March | May | September | October | November

June in Spain sweeps quickly from spring to summer with ample sunshine, colorful flowers, and golden coasts running across the northern and southern shores. Spain thrives in the comforting warmth of the Mediterranean with crowds stirring the sands of Ibiza and the Costa del Sol.

Beyond the celebrated beaches, Spain sings in June as festivals celebrate local culture, famous cities reveal their captivating pace, and small towns make a big impact by showing how to bask in the beauty of life’s little pleasures.

Learn more: Spain Tours & Vacations | Spain Travel Guide

4. Portugal

Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon, Portugal

Temperatures: Low 61° F | High 73° F

Highlights: Warm weather, culture, beaches, museums, cuisine

Other recommended travel times: January | May | July | September

Portugal is a destination that only has good times to visit, but June embodies its essential beauty from the eastern border with Spain to the Atlantic Coast.

As summer lays across the landscape, you can spend time among the lush vineyards of the Douro Valley or wander the antique cobbled lanes of Lisbon’s Alfama district.

Whether looking for ancient ruins, historic artwork, traditional cuisine, or contemporary cafe culture, June shines a light on Portugal’s undeniable splendor.

Learn more: Portugal Tours & Vacations | Portugal Travel Guide

5. Switzerland

Green meadows and Mount Saentis in Switzerland's Appenzellerland

Mount Saentis in Switzerland's Appenzellerland

Temperatures: Low 52° F | High 70° F

Highlights: Cool weather, culture, cuisine, museums, cultural villages

Other recommended travel times: January | April

Visiting Switzerland in June is like having the Alps to yourself.

June edges the shoulder season, which means fewer crowds and great weather for the best opportunities to trek in search of panoramic Matterhorn views or wander along medieval wooden bridges draped in preserved murals.

The lakes reflect the surrounding architecture, foothills, and terraced vineyards. The hanging glaciers glint in the sunlight, and the plains shimmer with greenery revealing more of Switzerland’s storybook charms.

Learn more: Switzerland Tours & Vacations | Switzerland Travel Guide

6. Sweden

Cobblestone streets in the the Hanseatic Town of Visby, Sweden

Visby, Sweden

Temperatures: Low 52° F | High 69° F

Highlights: Culture, villages, museums, hiking

Other recommended travel times: February | May | July

In June, you can discover the glamour of Sweden as the warm weather shines a brand new light across the lush landscape and glistening fjords. The edge of summer brings with it the Midnight Sun that creates a unique ambiance accentuated by surprising beaches and historic cobbled streets.

The mountains become a destination for trekking and viewing wildlife, while the cities thrive with outdoor cafes. From boating Stockholm’s archipelago to embracing rural Dalarna, Sweden in June springs to abundant life.

Learn more: Sweden Tours & Vacations | Sweden Travel Guide 

7. Norway

Beren, Norway

Beren, Norway

Temperatures: Low 51° F | High 69° F

Highlights: Culture, villages, museums, hiking

Other recommended travel times: February | July | August | September | December

Norway is dramatic beauty on a grand scale in June. The Midnight Sun brings light to the fjords’ remotest corners, mountains, hinterlands, and into the Arctic Circle.

The warmer weather can immerse you in the adventure with enchanting hiking, engaging cycling, and enticing whitewater rafting, as well as discovering charming seaside villages or watching for whales off the coast.

June in Norway exemplifies a new perspective of Scandinavian sophistication, antique charm, and majestic wildlife.

Learn more: Norway Tours & Vacations

8. Finland

Cabin in Finland lake district

Finnish Lakeland

Temperatures: Low 52° F | High 61° F

Highlights: Culture, villages, museums, hiking

Other recommended travel times: February | May | July

The summer comes fast and strong in Finland, with June bringing a celebration of the season through festivals, cuisine, and delightfully warm weather.

The light feels endless in the Land of Midnight Sun as it blankets the Lapland north of the Arctic Circle to the islets along the Baltic Sea.

With hiking, cycling, boating, cafes, and villages blending exploratory adventure and enticing culture, Finland in June feels brushed with color and vibrant with wildlife.

Learn more: Finland Tours & Vacations

9. France

Côte d'Azur, the French Riviera, France

Côte d'Azur, France

Temperatures: Low 64° F | High 70° F

Highlights: Warm weather, culture, beaches, museums, cuisine

Other recommended travel times: May | July | September | December

France in June feels like a holiday. With flowers in bloom in the countryside and excitement in the cities, there is enjoyment around every corner.

The warm weather creates an enticing ambiance along the beaches from the South of France to the Basque region, while villages glow with a storybook charisma.

Whether you want opulent palaces, grand monasteries, luscious wines, or trails from forest to mountainscapes, France in June is accessible and alluring.

Learn more: France Tours & Vacations | France Travel Guide

10. United Kingdom

Nest Point Lighthouse on the Isle of Sky in the Highlands of Scotland, UK

Isle of Sky, Scotland, UK

Temperatures: Low 49° F | High 65° F

Highlights: Culture, scenery, ancient ruins, museums

Other recommended travel times: April | May | September

June in the United Kingdom offers history, tradition, and the splendor of the natural landscape with typically pleasant weather.

The warmer weather brings life back to the diverse scenery from the vineyards of Southern England to the Scottish Highlands, the lush rolling hills of Wales to the dramatic Giant’s Causeway of Northern Ireland. With more hours of sunlight in June, you have plenty of time to wander medieval castles, visit ancient monoliths, explore colorful museum galleries, or stroll through charming villages and blossoming gardens.

Learn more: United Kingdom Tours & Vacations

11. Peru

Machu Picchu, Peru

Machu Picchu, Peru

Temperatures: Low 62° F | High 81° F

Highlights: Warm weather, culture, scenery, beaches, wildlife, ancient ruins

Other recommended travel times: January | February | November

June in Peru represents the driest month of the year and the opening of winter in the Southern Hemisphere. The country is a typographical tapestry, from the Amazon to the Andes, desert to the Pacific Coast, and June offers one of the few perfect times to explore Peru’s diverse regions.

Whether you trek to Machu Picchu, snorkel the Ballestas Islands, or sail around Lake Titicaca to visit the floating villages, you can expect the complexities and intricacies of nature, culture, and diversity.

Learn more: Peru Tours & Vacations | Peru Travel Guide 

12. Kenya

Rhinos in Masai Mara during winter

Maasai Mara, Kenya

Temperatures: Low 59° F | High 72° F

Highlights: Warm weather, safari, wildlife, culture, beaches

Other recommended travel times: February | July | August | September

June brings life to light in Kenya with a rush of dry weather spreading from the equatorial line. Culture and wildlife are revealed in abundance as herds pepper the savannas and snowcapped peaks crack the sky.

Whether looking for the soulful color of traditional villages or the stirring scenery from palm-fringed coastline to open plains adorned with wildebeest and zebras, Kenya erupts with surprises and delights.

Learn more: Kenya Safaris & Tours | Kenya Safari Guide

13. South Africa

Herd of Zebras in Kruger National Park, South Africa

Kruger National Park, South Africa

Temperatures: Low 40° F | High 61° F

Highlights: Warm weather, safari, wildlife, culture, beaches, history, wine

Other recommended travel times: January | February | March | May | August | September

June brings the first full month of winter in South Africa and the Southern Hemisphere with desert skies bejeweled with stars, jagged mountains covered with golden grass, and expansive savannas that fade in the dry season to reveal the stunning wildlife.

From trekking and rock climbing excursions to guided game drives searching for rhinos and lions, colonial architecture to robust wines, June accentuates South Africa’s natural majesty and cultural diversity.

Learn more: South Africa Safaris | South Africa Safari Guide

14. Rwanda

Gorillas in Rwanda

Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda

Temperatures: Low 62° F | High 79° F

Highlights: Warm weather, safari, wildlife, culture, inland beaches, trekking

Other recommended travel times: February

Rwanda is authentic and endless. June begins the long dry season that makes the country’s eternal rolling mountains scenic, stunning, and accessible. Bamboo forests hide mountain gorillas, and Lake Kivu offers golden sands on inland beaches.

Mountain rainforest protects the active primates, and metropolitan movement allows the urban culture to thrive. From heritage to nature, Rwanda in June unravels the mystique only to reveal more of the country’s majesty.

Learn more: Rwanda Gorilla Trekking & Safaris | Gorilla Trekking Safaris

15. Zambia

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Temperatures: Low 51° F | High 73° F

Highlights: Warm weather, safari, wildlife, culture, history

Other recommended travel times: March | May | August | September

June reveals Zambia in its prime. As the dry Southern Hemisphere winter sets in, the warm and cloudless skies help bring the wildlife out from hiding in the brush.

The wilderness takes center stage as lions emerge from the golden grasses, elephants charge the plains in search of a waterhole, and leopards poke their heads out from the trees.

Victoria Falls thunders with water gushing from the wet season, and the culture reflects the nation’s thriving diversity easily discovered in June.

Learn more: Zambia Safaris | Safari Guide 

16. Fiji

Malamala Island, Fiji

Malamala Island, Fiji

Temperatures: Low 68° F | High 83° F

Highlights: Warm weather, culture, beaches, waters sports

Other recommended travel times: May | July | August

June brings winter to Fiji and the Southern Hemisphere to carry in perfect weather in the comforts of a tropical paradise. Relax on the pristine beaches shaded by towering palm trees. Dive into crystal clear waters for snorkeling among the bright coral reefs.

Discover exotic birdlife or visit a prehistoric wonderland. From a quiet village to the warmth of a city, hospitality feels authentic in daily life as you bask in the natural splendor of lush jungle trees to powdery white sands.

Learn more: Fiji Vacation Packages & Trips | Fiji Travel Guide

17. Turkey

Balloons over Cappadocia, Turkey

Cappadocia, Turkey

Temperatures: Low 73° F | High 84° F

Highlights: Warm weather, culture, museums, cuisine, ancient ruins, beaches

Other recommended travel times: September

With ancient monuments representing a parade of empires, dazzling beaches that embody the Mediterranean's beauty, and surreal nature that brings fantastic landscapes to life, Turkey shimmers with riches in June.

At the beginning of the summer season, the crowds remain slim but active as they eagerly discover the Hagia Sophia or lyrical ruins of Ephesus. From the plunging rock valleys of Cappadocia to the opulent Topkapi Palace in Istanbul, life in June hums around Turkey.

Learn more: Turkey Tours & Vacations | Turkey Travel Guide

18. New Zealand

Skiing at The Remarkables

The Remarkables Ski Resort in New Zealand. Photo courtesy Destination Queenstown

Temperatures: Low 53° F | High 61° F

Highlights: Cold weather, wildlife, culture, skiing, snowboarding, hiking, scenery

Other recommended travel times: February | March | July | August | December

June in New Zealand ushers in the first full month of winter in the Southern Hemisphere that creates an exciting wonderland of culture, landscapes, and wildlife. Whether you are looking for an action-packed ski adventure or a serene sailing excursion on a fjord, wish to participate in Maori culture or sample the world-renowned wine, New Zealand winter brushes the mountains and plains with winter while remaining welcoming and accessible in June.

Learn more: New Zealand Tours & Vacations | New Zealand Travel Guide

Plan Your Trip for June

Porto Katsiki beach on Lefkada Island, Greece

Lefkada Island, Greece

June is when summer blossoms or winter rears its head, offering exponential opportunities to enjoy yourself around the world. Your perfect destination will provide endless chances for you to enjoy jungle trekking or safari game drives, relaxing on a pristine beach or indulging in a Michelin-starred restaurant.

June is an exceptional time to experience a trip personalized to your preferences. Find more ways to bask in your preferred destination with Zicasso’s Guide to the Best Places to Visit by Month and plan around your style and expectations.

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